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NACAC’s worldwide membership of counseling and admission professionals guide tomorrow's leaders to postsecondary education.


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Test-Optional Means Test-Optional

Check out this extensive list of colleges and universities which have affirmed that students who apply to their institutions this fall will not be penalized if they choose not to take the SAT or ACT or include their scores.

NACAC Virtual College Fairs

Coming this fall! NACAC Virtual College Fairs offer a dynamic digital meeting space for colleges and students. See details for students, parents, counselors, advisers, and college exhibitors.

NACAC Town Hall on Racism: 2

It will be another lively and honest discussion at the next NACAC Town Hall on Racism, "How to Practice Anti-Racist School Counseling and College Advising," happening on Aug. 26 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET.

2020 NACAC Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the 2020 NACAC Virtual Conference, with super sessions and more on Sept. 22-24 plus monthly professional development throughout the year.


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Transitioning to Test-Optional Admission Forum

Register today for this two-day forum on Aug. 20-21 featuring case studies and lessons learned from colleges and universities that have successfully made the transition to test-optional admission.

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Webinar: FAFSA 2021-2022 Update

Learn about important updates to the 2021-22 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by attending this free Aug. 18 webinar.

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NACAC Virtual College Fair: Counselors Preview

Registration is now open for the NACAC Virtual College Fair: Counselors Preview on Aug. 19. Free! All high school college counselors and advisers are invited to attend.

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Coronavirus and College Admission

NACAC's coronavirus-related tools and resources are collected on the "Coronavirus and College Admission" webpage. Use this as a jumping off point to access the College Admission Status Update tracking tool and more.

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Upcoming Events



2020 NACAC Virtual Conference

Get ready for the most anticipated college admission event of the year!

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2020 Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI)

Explore campus diversity, multicultural recruitment, and more.

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Renewing Our Commitment to Be In This Together

In her latest column, NACAC President Jayne Caflin Fonash encourages members to be open to change in admission criteria and to communicate such changes to students and each other as quickly as possible this fall.

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Member Stories

NACAC has provided me with a network of support with professionals that encounter and overcome many of the same challenges I deal with every day. Having access to these mentors and leaders makes me feel more motivated about the work we do in admission and navigating these challenges is essential for staying in the field and achieving professional growth.

Miguel Alvarez

Associate Director of Admission at Carnegie Mellon University (PA)

NACAC has allowed me to create professional relationships with colleagues across the world and I know that I can pick up the phone and call any NACAC member to help me in guiding a student properly or to simply listen when things can feel unfair in the college admission process. I am so grateful for the continued conversations on hard topics that affect our students.

Sonali Perera Bridges

Independent Educational Consultant, Bridges Educational Consulting (CA)

NACAC has provided me the opportunity to connect with leaders in our field, to establish relationships, and to acquire knowledge that has allowed me to grow professionally. For me, NACAC is a trusted resource that provides valuable information at every level of your career, a professional roadmap of sorts.

Vishon Luck

Director of Recruitment, Virginia Commonwealth University